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Established in January 2002 under the auspices of Department of Computer Science at The University of Hong Kong, Center for E-Commerce Infrastructure Development (CECID) is a research and development center promoting e-commerce infrastructure development and advancement. At CECID, we believe a successful transfer of our R&D experience, skills and knowledge will enable organizations to adapt to the fast-changing digital economy and to overcome constant business challenges of today and tomorrow.

  CECID's Mission
  • To create an infrastructure and environment that allows e-commerce to pervade large and small businesses through technology innovation, industry collaboration, and knowledge cultivation.

CECID is a member of OASIS (the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards), RosettaNet, and the eBusiness Asia Committee. We actively take part in the development and implementation of international standards, such as UBL, Web Services, and RosettaNet. Through participation in these international and regional standards bodies, we follow closely the latest developments in e-commerce technology standards and promote Hong Kong's e-commerce technology to technical communities overseas.

We are also a founding member of freebXML. CECID has donated two ebXML (e-Business eXtensible Markup Language) software packages to this open source e-business software project community. Launched in September 2002, freebXML (pronounced FREE-b-x-m-l) aims to foster the development and adoption of e-business technology through 'free' code and experience sharing.

For a region to transform into a knowledge-based economy, university research centers play a significant role. Besides R&D activities, we transfer our e-commerce knowledge and technology to organizations through consulting services, training, talks, seminars, and conferences.

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